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Licensing - a cocktail of ideas

To Wee or not to Wee

26-05-2011 | By: Niall McCann | Category: Opinions

As the puddles become ubiquitous... » More

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The gospel according to anyone

17-05-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Business Service

Digital media benefits freedom of information, for better or worse, from political uprisings to restaurant reviews. » More

On the rum


13-04-2011 | By: Ian Burrell | Category: Opinions Vodka Rum & Cachaca USA England News Russia

On Friday April 1st April 2011, a momentous event was announced but caused a rippling effect within the spirits industry. » More

Leeds bartending

The strawberry daiquiri and other loathsome drinks

31-03-2011 | By: Scott Tyrer | Category: Cocktails Opinions Rum & Cachaca Tastings

There’s a quote from a video on YouTube that I’ve been thinking about lately: “Wankers drink Strawberry Daiquiris.” » More

Wine & Bread

Missing the next big thing?

30-03-2011 | By: Garry Clark | Category: Opinions

Choosing wines for your list can be difficult sometimes. Perhaps we can be a bit too blinkered in our choices and the rationale behind them. » More

The business side of leisure

So is Groupon good for restaurants?

25-03-2011 | By: Howard Graham | Category: Opinions Business Service USA

Groupon have been operating in the US and the UK for some time now, and there is a considerable difference of opinion as to whether or not they represent a good deal for restaurants » More

The spirit of wine

Tasting Psycholgy

21-03-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Events Tastings

what happens when you tinker with a well trodden format? » More

From food to wine

Is Pinot Grigio really the new Chablis? I hope not

22-02-2011 | By: Christine Parkinson | Category: Opinions Wines

I was in a smart hotel lounge the other day, the sort where wine and snacks are free. The white wine happened to be Chablis:quite a result, I thought » More

Leeds bartending

Hereditary bias

17-02-2011 | By: Scott Tyrer | Category: Opinions Spirits & Cocktails

Working the bar one night and this guy comes in that I’ve seen before a couple of times, he tends to be a little bit loud and garish, taking the notoriety of being part of the bar ‘scene‘ too far, we all know the type. » More

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It's open

17-02-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Business Service

Can of worms, Pandora’s box... whatever you want to call it, deciding to write about BYO earlier this month kicked off a fair bit of comment from within the trade » More

Peach Pubs

The iPad cometh?

15-02-2011 | By: Jo Eames | Category: Opinions Service

It was only a matter of time before I was handed my first wine list on iPad. And it happened last week, over lunch at the new Montpelier Chapter in Cheltenham, the hotel formerly known as Kandinsky. » More

A master of wine lists

Wine complaint

14-02-2011 | By: Ronan Sayburn | Category: Opinions People Wines Service

The other day we had a complaint about wine service in one of our hotels, to be honest this is quite rare but i rang the customer to find out what had happened... » More

The spirit of wine

Groundhog Day

09-02-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Events Wines Australia Tastings

Australia day tasting came upon us again. anyone remember when it was exciting? Remember when there were lots of smaller producers? Remember when the winemakers used to think it important to attend? » More

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Marking up

28-01-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Business Service

I’ve had a few sommeliers call me up in varying states of fury and dismay over the last few weeks to point out an article pointing the finger at restaurant wine mark-ups that appeared in Decanter » More

Wine & Bread

Its a new year, but we face the same old challenges

24-01-2011 | By: Garry Clark | Category: Opinions

As we settle in to a new year and a new decade I feel remarkably positive about the year ahead » More

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